Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest storms to hit the Indian subcontinent in decades, has barrelled into Bangladesh after leaving a trail of deadly destruction across the eastern coast of India. At least 12 people died in Odisha, the worst-hit Indian state, the Reuters news agency reported on Saturday, citing the local Indian media. Meanwhile, … Continue reading "Cyclone Fani kills several people in India, enters Bangladesh"
President Donald Trump’s veto of a resolution aimed at ending US support for Saudi Arabia’s brutal war in Yemen means that, in Washington, business interests outweigh humanitarian concerns, political analyst Colin Cavell told RT. The US president has “no compunction” about the thousands of civilians who were killed in the brutal war since 2015, said … Continue reading "Trump’s backing of Saudi war in Yemen is ‘business decision’"
A Turkish man wounded in the Christchurch mosque shootings seven weeks ago has died in Christchurch Hospital, raising the death toll to 51. The 46-year-old had been in intensive care since being shot at the Al Noor mosque in March. Brenton Tarrant, 28-year-old Australian, has been charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder for New … Continue reading "Turkish man wounded in Christchurch mosque attack dies"
President Nicolas Maduro should not trust anyone around him, especially not the Cubans and the Russians, said the US’ point man for toppling the Venezuelan leader after the latest failed US-backed coup attempt. Elliott Abrams was appointed by the Trump administration to lead the effort to oust Venezuela’s elected President Nicolas Maduro and replace him … Continue reading "Don’t trust anyone, convicted liar Abrams tells Venezuela’s Maduro"
Chinese police are using a mobile app to store data on 13 million ethnic minority Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang province, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has revealed. The app, known as the Integrated Joint Operations Platform, is being used to store information from the height and weight of individuals to facial recognition scans. … Continue reading "HRW: China using mobile app for surveillance of Uighurs"
Sudanese protest leaders have called for a mass rally amid mounting tensions over the composition of a joint civilian-military council to run the country following the removal of Sudan's longtime ruler, Omar al-Bashir. In a statement on Tuesday, the political parties and movements behind the months-long anti-government protests urged supporters to gather for a "million-strong march" on … Continue reading "Sudan protesters defiant as army warns ‘no more chaos’"
Demonstrators clashed with police on the streets of the Venezuelan capital Tuesday, spurred by opposition leader Juan Guaido’s call on the military to rise up against President Nicolas Maduro – who said he had defeated an attempted coup. An apparently carefully planned attempt by Guaido to demonstrate growing military support disintegrated into rioting as palls of black … Continue reading "Rioting breaks out in Venezuela amid ‘attempted coup’"